Poole Borough Council elections

Poole was a unitary authority in Dorset, England from 1997 to 2019. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district. In 2019 it was abolished and subsumed into Dorset Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973-1991
Liberal Democrats 1991-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1996-1999
No overall control 1999-2003
Conservative 2003-2011
No overall control 2011-2015
Conservative 2015–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Poole Borough Council election
  • 1976 Poole Borough Council election
  • 1979 Poole Borough Council election
  • 1983 Poole Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[2]
  • 1987 Poole Borough Council election
  • 1991 Poole Borough Council election

Unitary authority elections

Borough result maps

Poole Borough Council election 2011 map

2011 results map

Poole Borough Council election 2015 map

2015 results map

By-election results

Canford Heath By-Election 28 September 2000 (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sandra Moore 1,825
Liberal Democrat Jeff Allen 1,747
Conservative Peter Bowler 1,649
Conservative Roy Oakton 1,645
Labour George Inglis 216
Labour Paul Westbrook-Merry 177
Turnout 7,259 33.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Andrew Muspratt and Cllr Marian Mackenzie[6]

Alderney By-Election 18 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lindsay Wilson 1,392 58.4 +11.4
Conservative Wendy Herring 527 22.1 -13.7
Labour Philip Murray 327 13.7 -0.7
Independent Nicholas Tapping 77 3.2 +3.2
Independent Doreen Renphrey 61 2.6 +2.6
Majority 825 36.3
Turnout 2,384 30.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Bob Dugdale[7]

Branksome East By-Election 15 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Rampton 923 55.2 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Matthew Gillett 750 44.8 +26.0
Majority 173 10.4
Turnout 1,673 35.0
Conservative hold Swing

Death of Cllr Mary Hillman[8]

Broadstone By-Election May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roy Godfrey 3,018
Conservative Ruth Bessant 2,971
UKIP Jack Edwards 295
Labour John Hewinson 277
Majority 47
Turnout 78.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Daniel Martin[9]

Newtown By-Election 9 September 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jo Clements 809
Conservative Tony Reeves 481
Labour Jason Sanderson 205
UKIP Diana Butler 114
BNP William Kimmet 66
Majority 328
Turnout 17.86
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Michael Plummer[10]

Poole Town By-Election 2 December 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Poole People Mark Howell 463
Conservative Tony Reeves 438
Liberal Democrat Peter England 213
Labour Jason Sanderson 201
UKIP Avril King 55
BNP William Kimmet 32
Majority 25
Turnout 17.37
Poole People gain from Conservative Swing

Death of Cllr Brian Leverett[11]

Branksome East By-Election 15 November 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jane Thomas 553
Liberal Democrat Jenny Paton 254
Poole People Peter Portnoi 245
UKIP Diana Mary Butler 132
Labour Hazel Malcom-Walker 104
BNP William Kimmet 28
Majority 199
Turnout 27.58
Conservative hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Stepehen Rollo-Smith.[12]

Broadstone By-Election 13 October 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Vikki Slade 2,184
Conservative Marc Ujvari 733
UKIP Alan Gerring 121
Green Mark Chivers 57
Labour Jason Sanderson 45
Majority 1,451
Turnout 37.23
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Resignation of Cllr Joanne Tomlin.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Poole (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Poole (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Poole". BBC Online. Retrieved 16 May 2008.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Poole (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Result of Canford Heath By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Result of Alderney By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Result of Branksome East By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Result of Broadstone By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  10. ^ "Result of Newtown By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  11. ^ "Results of Poole Town By-Election". Borough of Poole. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Borough of Poole- Result of Branksome East by-election". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Borough of Poole- Result of Broadstone by-election". Retrieved 15 October 2016.

External links

2007 Poole Borough Council election

Elections to Poole Borough Council were held on 3 May 2007 in line with other local elections in the United Kingdom. All 42 seats across 16 wards of this unitary authority were up for election.

There were 115 candidates nominated, comprised as follows:- 42 Conservatives, 36 Liberal Democrats, 16 Labour, 13 UK Independence Party, 5 Independents, 2 British National Party and 1 Green Party.

2011 Poole Borough Council election

Elections to Poole Borough Council were held on 5 May 2011 in line with other local elections in the United Kingdom. All 42 seats across 16 wards of this unitary authority were up for election.

There were 118 candidates nominated, comprised as follows:- 42 Conservatives, 33 Liberal Democrats, 11 UK Independence Party, 9 Independents, 11 Labour, 8 Poole People, 2 Green Party and 2 British National Party.

2015 Poole Borough Council election

The 2015 Poole Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Poole Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections and the Parliamentary General Election.

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